School of Computing

PERSONAL PROFILE: PROF JUDY VAN BILJON

ABOUT Judy van Biljon
Judy van Biljon (also referenced as JA van Biljon) is a professor in the School of Computing at the University of South Africa. Her research interests include aspects of Human-Computer Interaction, modeling technology adoption in Information Systems and the use of technology in  Education. Currently the focus is on the design, implementation and monitoring of mobile technologies in ICT4D.

Judy van Biljon as been employed as mathematics teacher, programmer, manager of educational software program development,  lecturer,  researcher and postgraduate supervisor.

Research Interests

Currently her research activity is focused on three distinct areas which comprise:

(a) the usability and accessibility of mobile phones for diverse user groups,

(b) technology adoption and acceptance in developing countries, and

(c) mobile-centric information access for teaching and learning including the usability of Learning Management Systems, e-learning and m-learning.

These fields may seem diverse but they converge in the goal of  investigating the optimal use of technology for knowledge transfer to and between humans. In line with this goal the South African and wider African context as a developing region is the application area.

Below the  citation metrics followed by a list of the the most recent publications:

Google Scholar Citations:  http://scholar.google.co.za/citations?user=-bF7_mYAAAAJ&hl=en&oi=sra

ResearcherID:  http://www.researcherid.com/rid/E-1612-2011

Scopus:  http://www.scopus.com/authid/detail.url?authorId=23393877200

ORCID:  http://orcid.org/0000-0002-4646-1641

 


SELECTED RECENT PUBLICATIONS

Journal publications

Naude, F; van Biljon, J A. (2017)
Scholarly Impact: a Bibliometric and Altmetric study of the Journal of Community Informatics
Journal of Community Informatics
(13) 1
pp 152-175
View/download link: IBSS

van Biljon, J A; Marais, M . (2017)
Social Mapping for Communal Sensemaking: The Case of Development Informatics Researchers in South Africa
IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology
pp 280-291
View/download link: DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-59111-7_24

van Biljon, J A; Marais, M. ; Platz, M. . (2017)
Digital Platforms for Research Collaboration: Using Design Science in Developing a South African Open Knowledge Repository
Information Technology for Development
View/download link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02681102.2017.1328654

Visser, M. ; van Biljon, J A; Herselman, M. . (2017)
Evidence-based Case Selection: An Innovative Knowledge Management Method to Cluster Public Technical and Vocational Education and Training Colleges in South Africa
South African Journal of Information Management
(19) 1
pp 13
View/download link: doi: 10.4102/sajim.v19i1.751

van Biljon, J A; Traxler, J. ; van der Merwe, P. (2015)
Curriculum development for mobile digital literacy skills acquisition using a Design Science
Journal of Community Informatics
(11) 3
pp online
View/download link: ACCR DHET

van Biljon, J A; van der Merwe, P; van Heerden, ME; Traxler. J. . (2015)
Curriculum development for mobile digital literacy skills acquisition using a Design Science
The Journal of Community Informatics
(11) 3
View/download link: 1712-4441

Chipangura, B; van Biljon, J A; Botha. A.. (2015)
Evaluating Mobile Centric Readiness of Higher Educational Institutions: A case of institutional policies and information systems students
The African Journal of Information and Communication (AJIC)
pp 1-13
View/download link: ISSN: 2077-7205

Tesfaye Bayu Bati ; Helene Gelderblom ; van Biljon, J A. (2014)
A blended learning approach for teaching computer programming: design for large classes in sub-Saharan Africa
Computer Science Education
(24) 1
pp 71-99
View/download link: ISSN: ISSN: 0899-3408 (Print), 1744-5175 (Online)

Chrisna Jooste ; van Biljon, J A; Jan Mentz. (2014 )
Usability Evaluation for Business Intelligence Applications: A user support perspective
South African Computer Journal (in press)
View/download link: ISSN: ISSN: ISSN: ISSN:

Visser, M.M.; van Biljon, J A; Herselman, M.; . (2013)
Success evaluation of Management Information Systems at public Further Education and Training colleges in South Africa
South African Journal of Information Management
(15) 1
pp Electronic journal
View/download link: http://www.sajim.co.za/index.php/SAJIM/article/view/531

van Biljon, J A; R. de Villiers. (2013)
Multiplicity in supervision models: the supervisor’s perspective
South African Journal of Higher Education (SAJHE)
(27) 6

van Biljon, J A; Karen Renaud; T. van Dyk. (2013)
Accessibility Challenges Experienced by South Africa’s Older Mobile Phone Users
Journal of Community Informatics (JOCI) Southern African Special Issue (online)
(9) 4
View/download link: ISSN: ISSN: ISSN 1712-441

Chipangura, B; van Biljon, J A; Botha, A. (2012)
Towards a mobile centric framework for inclusive sustainable interaction
Progressio
(34) 3
pp 161-182

Chipangura, B; van Biljon, J A; Botha, A. (2012)
Towards an ODL mobile centric model for inclusive sustainable interactions
Progressio: South African journal for open and distance learning
(34) 3
pp 161-182
View/download link: ISSN: 0256-8853

van Biljon, J A; de Kock, E. (2011)
Multiplicity in supervision relationships: A factor in improving throughput success?
South African Journal of Higher Education (SAJHE)
(5) 25
pp 987-2002
View/download link: ISSN: 1011-3487

van Biljon, J A. (2011)
A critical review on the reporting of surveys in transdisciplinary research: A case study in Information Systems
Td the Journal for Transdisciplinary Research in Southern Africa,
(2) 7
pp 337 - 350
View/download link: ISSN:

Karen Renaud; Judith Ramsay; van Biljon, J A. Effectively Communicating by Email: an Oxymoron?
SCIT Journal 2012
(XII)
View/download link: ISSN: 0974-5076

van Biljon, J A; John Traxler ; van der Merwe, P. Curriculum development for mobile digital literacy skills acquisition using a Design Science Approach
Journal of Community Informatics
(tba)
View/download link: tba

Conference proceedings

T. van Dyk; Renaud, K.; van Biljon, J A. (October 2012)
Moses – Method for Selecting Senior Mobile Phones: Supporting Design & Choice for the Elderly,
SAICSIT 2012: Annual Research Conference of the South African Institute of ComputerScientists and Information Technologists,
Centurion, South Africa
ISBN:978-1-4503-1308-7
pp 277-285

Mariette Visser; van Biljon, J A; Marlene Herselman. (October 2012 )
Modelling Business Management Information Systems’ Success: a case study at an educational institution
SAICSIT 2012: Annual Research Conference of the South African Institute of ComputerScientists and Information Technologists,
Centurion, South Africa
ISBN number: 978-1-4503-1308-7,
pp 384-393

Chrisna Jooste; van Biljon, J A; Mentz, JC. (October 07 - 09 2013)
2013 Usability Evaluation Guidelines For Business Intelligence Applications
SAICSIT '13
East London, South Africa
ISBN: ACM 978-1-4503-2112-9/13/10
View/download link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/2513456.2513478 (in press)

Kinyondo, J.; van Biljon, J A; Gerber, A. (6-8 September 2012)
The potential role of open source software in overcoming digital poverty, Alleviating Digital Poverty with ICT innovation in emerging economies. Will ICT Rights make a difference?
IDIA 2012: 6th International Development Informatics Association Conference
Beykent University, Istanbul, Turkey
ISBN: 978-975-6319-17-8
pp 22-139

Chipangura, B.; van Biljon, J A; Botha, A.. (6-8 September 2012)
The mobile divide in teaching and learning, 6th IDIA Conference.Alleviating Digital Poverty with ICT innovation in emerging economies. Will ICT Rights make a difference?
IDIA 2012: 6TH International Development Informatics Association Conference
Beykent University, Istanbul, Turkey
ISBN:ISBN: 978-975-6319-17-8
pp 88-100

Dembskey, E.; van Biljon, J A. (6-8 July 2011)
Selecting e-learning tools in resource constrained environments: what do students actually use?
South African Computer Lecturer’s Association (SACLA2011)
Zimbali, Kwa-Zulu Natal, South Africa
ISBN: 9781868407217

Van Staden, CJ; van Biljon, J A; Kroeze, JH. (2017)
Using a User Experience Evaluation Framework for eModeration.
Proceedings of IEEE ICTAS 2017 (edited by O. Olugbara, R. Millham and D. Heukleman)
Durban
978-1-5090-5995-9
pp 15-21

van Biljon, J A; Renaud, K. . (2017)
Harnessing both Information and Knowledge Visualisation to Represent a Community of Practice: Depicting the ICT4D Researcher Community in South Africa
African Conference on Information Communication and Technology (ACIST) 2017
Cape Town, South Africa

Marais, M ; van Biljon, J A. (2017)
Social Mapping for Supporting Sensemaking and Collaboration: The Case of Development Informatics Research in South Africa
IST-Africa 2017
Windhoek, Namibia

van Biljon, J A; Naude, F; Lotriet, H. (2016)
Citation measures for supporting scholarly impact in Community Informatics research
13th Prato CIRN Conference, Engaging with Participation, Activism, and Technologies
Prato, Italy
978-0-9874652-5-2
View/download link: http://cirn.wikispaces.com/Conference+2016

Van Staden, C.J. ; van Biljon, J A; Kroeze, JH. (2015)
eModeration: Towards a User Experience Evaluation Framework
The 2015 Annual Conference of the South African Institute of Computer Scientists and Information Technologists (SAICSIT2015)
Stellenbosch
978-1-4503-3683-3/15/09

Platz, M ; van Biljon, J A. (2015)
Development of an open ICT4D Knowledge Repository
IST-Africa
Lilongwe, Malawi
TBA
pp Online
View/download link: http://www.ist-africa.org/conference2015/

Chipangura, B; Botha, A ; van Biljon, J A. (2015)
Support given to lecturers when providing mobile centric services in teaching and learning: a policy analysis perspective
IST-Africa
Lilongwe, Malawi
978-1-905824-50-2
pp Online
View/download link: http://www.ist-africa.org/conference2015/

Luzipo, S ; van Biljon, J A; Herselman, ME . (2015)
Towards Identifying the Factors that Influence the Adoption of Business Processes by Employees in Organizations: A Case Study from an Insurance Company in South Africa
IST-Africa
Lilongwe, Malawi
Tba
pp Online
View/download link: http://www.ist-africa.org/conference2015/

van Biljon, J A; Reanud, K. . (2015)
Do Visualizations Ease Dissertation Assessment?
Southern African Computer Lecturers Association
WITS, Johannesburg
978-0-620-65158-5
pp pp. 177 - 185
View/download link: ACCR DHET

Chipangura, B; van Biljon, J A; Botha, A . (2015)
Evaluating Mobile Centric Readiness of Students: A Case of Computer Science Students in Open-Distance learning
Southern African Computer Lecturers Association
WITS, Johannesburg
ISBN: 978-0-620-65158-5.E-ISBN: 978-0-620-65159-2

van Biljon, J A; Karen Renaud . (2015)
Facilitating Knowledge Visualisation as Communication and Knowledge Transfer Mechanism in Postgraduate Learning
mLearn 2015
Venice
978-3-319-25683-2
pp 156-171

Admore Tutsirayi Nyamaka ; Adele Botha ; van Biljon, J A. (2015)
Exploring Challenges to Mobile Application Programming at a Private Higher Education Institution in Botswana
IDIA 2015
Zanzibar
978-0-620-68395-1
pp pp 329 - 341

van Biljon, J A; T. van Dyk; . (2014)
Towards Increasing Supervision Capacity: The Pyramid Cohort Supervision Model
Southern African Computer Lecturers’ Association
Port Elizabeth
ISBN: 978-1-920508-34-0
pp 166-174

van Biljon, J A. (2014)
Questioning the questionnaire: Expediency of reviewing and publication versus adequate description and methodological justification
8th European Conference on IS Management and Evaluation
University of Ghent, Ghent , Belgium
ISBN: accepted

van Biljon, J A; Prof P Alexander . (2014)
Information and Communication Technology for Development (ICT4D) research: the quest for a shared conceptual framework continues
IDIA2014
Port Elizabeth
ISBN: TBA
pp TBA
View/download link: http://www.developmentinformatics.org/conferences/2014/index.html

Chipangura, B; van Biljon, J A; Botha. A. (2014)
The provision of mobile centric services in Higher Educational Institutions: A case of lecturer readiness
IDIA
P E, South Africa
978-0-620-63498-4
pp 174-188
View/download link: http://www.developmentinformatics.org/conferences/2014/papers/16-Chipangura-VanBiljon-Botha.pdf

Chipangura, B; van Biljon, J A; Botha, A. (2013)
Evaluating mobile centric information access and interaction compatibility for learning websites
Pan African International Conference on Information Science, Computing and Telecommunications (PACT)
Lusaka, Zambia
ISBN: 978-0-9872129-2-4
pp 218-222

Mtimkulu S; van Biljon, J A; . (2013)
Designing for the Functionality South African Internet Banking Websites should provide to address the Needs of Generation-Y users
Interact 2013
Cape Town
ISBN: 9783642404979
pp 16

T. van Dyk; J. Gelderblom; Karen Renaud; van Biljon, J A. (2013)
Mobile Phones for the Elderly: a design framework In Steyn, J., Van der Vyver, A.G. (eds.). (2013). Public and private access to ICTs in developing regions
Proceedings of the 7th International Development Informatics Conference (IDIA2013)
Bangkok, Thailand
ISBN: 978-0-620-58040-3 (in press)

Chipangura, B; van Biljon, J A; Botha A.. (2013)
Prioritizing students' mobile centric information access needs: A case of postgraduate students
Adaptive Science and Technology (ICAST)
Pretoria, CSIR
10.1109/ICASTech.2013.6707519
pp 1-7

Kinyondo, J.; van Biljon, J A; Gerber, A.. (2012)
An Assessment of Open Source Promotion in addressing ICT Acceptance Challenges in Tanzania
IST-Africa 2012 Conference Proceeding
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.
ISBN:ISBN: 978-1-905824-34-2

Muller, H; van Biljon, J A; Renaud, K.V. (2012)
SACLA 2012: Information visualisation in research reporting: guidelines for Information visualisation in research reporting: guidelines forInformation visualisation in research reporting: guidelines for representing quantitative data
Southern African Computer lecturers association
Thaba nchu, outside of Bloemfontein
pp 13-19

Moczarny, I.M; R. de Villiers; van Biljon, J A. (2012)
How can usability contribute to user experience? A study in the domain of e-commerce.
Gelderblom, H. & Lotriet, H. (Eds). Contemplate.Connect.Collaborate. Proceedings of SAICSIT 2012, Annual Research Conference of the South African Institute of Computer Scientists and Information Technologists ISBN: 978-1-4503-1308
Pretoria
ACM
pp 216-225.

Chipangura, B; van Biljon, J A; Botha A. (2012)
The digital difference between traditional information provision and students expectations in developing countries
Proceedings of IDIA 2012 Conference on Alleviating Digital Poverty with ICT innovation in emerging economies.
Beykent University Turkey
ISBN: 978-975-6319-17-8
pp 88-101

van Biljon, J A; Dembskey, E. (2011)
Learning tools in resource constrained environments: Learning from e-learning in the time of m-learning.In: Steyn, J. Villanueva, E.2011. ICT for development: people, policy and practice.
IDIA2011 Conference proceedings. School of IT, Monash University.
Lima, Peru,
ISBN: 978-0-620-51717-1

Chipangura, B; van Biljon, J A; Botha, A. (2011)
Towards an ODL mobile centric model for inclusive sustainable interactions
1st CSET ODL Conference
Mount Grace Country House & Spa, Magaliesburg, South Africa

Moczarny, I.M; R. de Villiers; van Biljon, J A. (1-3 October 2012)
How can usability contribute to user experience? A study in the domain of e-commerce. Gelderblom, H. & Lotriet, H. (Eds). Contemplate.Connect.Collaborate
Proceedings of SAICSIT 2012, Annual Research Conference of the South African Institute of Computer Scientists and Information Technologists
Pretoria
ISBN: 978-1-4503-1308-7
pp 216-225


Presentasions

van Biljon, J A; T. van Dyk; . (2013)
The Pyramid cohort-supervision model: an initiative to increase supervision capacity
CSET ODL conference
Mount Grace, Magaliesburg